I Have My Eyes on You

Written for:  The Sunday Muse #111

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Painting by Surrealist Artist Alexandra Dillon

My eyes are locked
on you.  Everywhere
you go I will be there.
You wear my ring,
and so are harnessed
to the broom to keep
our house in order.
No, I would not say
that you are a slave.
You are simply
indentured by marriage.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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16 Responses to I Have My Eyes on You

  1. Carrie V. H. says:

    I was married to man like that and now we are divorced. LOL Always wonderful to see you at the Muse Sara! 🤩


  2. Helen Dehner says:

    ‘indentured by marriage’ ….. oh boy, I’ve lived it too.


  3. wyndolynne says:

    Felt the weight of that eye in this. A terrible conception of partnership 😦


  4. Sherry Marr says:

    Oh, I know that feeling. My poem is my response to that indentiture. Smiles.

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  5. fireblossom32 says:

    Hmmm, a lot of that going around, I think!


  6. Beverly Crawford says:

    Well, my mother always said “For someone to walk all over you, you first have to lie down”. It stayed in my thought banks always!


  7. qbit says:

    “My eyes are locked / on you.” — perfect! I wish I thought of that!


  8. Susie Clevenger says:

    “indentured by marriage” Wow! For many that has been/is the case.


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